Earp's friend Ned Buntline comes to Tombstone hoping Earp will introduce him to the Clantons so he can use them in a new book. Earp decide to have his practical joking friend teach Buntline a lesson about outlaws not being Robinhood.


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Shotgun Gibbs
Emma Clanton
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Robert Nichols ...
Steve Rowland ...
Phin Clanton
John Milford ...
John Damler


Earp thinking he had left Ned Buntline behind when he left Dodge City is surprised by the appearance of Buntline along with a sketch artist in Tombstone. Buntline looking for new material for a book wants Earp to introduce him to the Clantons. As usual Buntline continues to ignore the danger and seriousness of outlaws as he thinks of them as modern day Robinhoods. Shotgun Gibbs arrests Buckskin Frank Leslie for carrying a gun when a practical jokes goes awry. Earp is an old friend of Buckskin who is fast and accurate with a gun but a real practical joker. Buntline is invited by Old Man Clanton to the ranch for dinner with the family putting Emma on edge. Earp decides to teach Buntline a lesson so he asks Buckskin to play practical joke that puts Buntline in fear for his life. Written by Anonymous

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24 November 1959 (USA)  »

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Wyatt Earp: [Opening Narration] Ned Buntline, originator of the dime novel portraying life in the wild and wooly West, was a great trial to Marshal Wyatt Earp. Every time the author left New York to gather more material for a new book, he expected Wyatt to cooperate with his fantastic ideas. But when Wyatt moved from Dodge City to Tombstone, he thought he had gotten rid of Buntline. Alas, alas.
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The Legend of Wyatt Earp
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Performed by The Ken Darby Singers
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